The Democrat’s Intolerance for Dissent on Syria

Apr 11, 2017

Powerful Democrats are calling for the ouster of a fellow Democratic Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard over the Hawaii Representatives criticism of Trump’s military strike against the Syrian government.

Howard Dean, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, both blasted Gabbard for having the audacity to questions the mainstream view that Bashar al Assad was responsible for the release of chemical agents in Idlib province of Syria.

They are so intolerant of a divergent opinion within the party that they are calling for her to be defeated and replaced in the next election. In January, Rep. Gabbard traveled to Syria, and Lebanon to find out Assad’s version of the media onslaught against him, and came away confinced that the US backed rebels were using chemical weapons against civilians and blaming it on Assad. While Gabbard is not the only one in Congress criticizing the attacks, she is the only Democrat to refuse to blame on Assad until an honest investigation is complete. The fact that both Republicans and Democrats find that reasonable position intolerable is a sad commentary on how many in Congress are too afraid to speak up a major wave of propaganda.